Paul E. I. Pounds

Lecturer of Mechatronics (assist. prof. eqv.)
School of Info. Tech. and Electrical Engineering
University of Queensland

Paul Pounds


Aus Phone: 0416 238 326

Research and Publications

My research focuses on unmanned aerial vehicles. In the past I've worked on flight mechanics, stability and control, propulsion, avionics and embedded software for UAVs, and rotorcraft in particular. More recently, I have worked on the problem of UAVs interacting with objects while in flight, including grasping and recovering unstructured objects by a small robot helicopter.

See more details on my research here and a full list of publications here.

Research interests include:
Unmanned aerial vehicles, VTOLs and rotorcraft
Aerial robot-object interaction
Passive stability of dynamic systems
Innovative actuators and mechanisms
Bipedal locomotion, exoskeletons and human-robot interfaces

Education and Experience

Curriculum Vitae
Lecturer in mechatronics (2012-present) at University of Queensland
Post-doctoral associate (2009-2011) at Yale University
Electronics Hardware Research Engineer (2007-2009)at Locata Corporation
PhD Engineering (2003-2007) at Australian National University
B. Eng (mechatronics, first class honours) (1999-2002) at Australian National University

Engineering Porfolio

A selection of past and current projects. Build pages will be added as projects are finished.

Yale Aerial Manipulator X-4 Flyer III X-4 Flyer I
IRiver Lplayer Armour LED Pocketwatch v1.0 Bottle Light v1.0

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Updated 2011-02-10